Sunday, March 1, 2015

Made a Fool

"Made a Fool" is a poem inspired by the Fool card of the tarot deck, which is number zero. Watch closely for the pun of the word that contains both letters and numbers. I identify with the fool, wanting to enjoy life and be a little silly while those around me can be so dang ambitious and serious. You have to scroll down quite a ways for it: Allegro Poetry Issue 3 March 2015.

Monday, February 16, 2015


And here is my first publication for 2015, a poem titled "Accident" published by Hermes Poetry Journal. The story of this poem is true--for better or worse!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

A Wheel in the Sky

Here's my final 2014 publication: a speculative story about battling technology with mythology in Devilfish Review.

Sunday, December 28, 2014


"Moving" is an appropriate poem to end the year that I wrote while contemplating the Death card in tarot and am so happy to have published in The Pedestal Magazine, one of my top favorite literary journals. I am still waiting to have an auspicious dream on New Year's Eve in the Japanese way (to dream of Mt. Fuji, eagles, or eggplant, in that order). But there are also useful dreams and nightmares that help us find our true paths in life. So, may your dreams either be useful (like my poem "Moving") or auspicious. Happy 2015!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Limitless out of the Dusk

My short story titled "Limitless out of the Dusk" (from Whitman's poem "When Lilacs Last Bloomed")is now online in Issue #13 of Waccamaw Journal.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Essay and 3 Poems in TIQ

The supportive editors at Turtle Island Quarterly have nominated my essay that incorporates three poems for a 2016 Pushcart Prize! You can read them in Issue #6 Chapter #2 of Turtle Island Quarterly

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Writing Contest Tips

This June and July, I've been busy reading poems and stories as a volunteer screener for a writing contest. I learned a lot from the experience, and share my findings in this article: Leave comments at The Review Review (a great resource for writers.)

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Bar-Girl

I am thrilled to have my poem about Monet's famous painting A Bar at the Folies-Bergères appear in a wonderful art magazine with a terrific illustration. Check out the summer issue of COLLECT and leave a message.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

2nd Prize Poem

My poem "Strip" won second prize in the 2014 Gemini Magazine Poetry Open. Do you think my being a Gemini helped? Check it out at GEMINI MAGAZINE.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

New short story online May 19

Please visit the wonderful Read Short Fiction site and comment on my story "Replacement" featured this May 2014. Consider yourself warned that this is a literary story and includes a sex scene and some mild drug references. But I want to hear about the lines that made you laugh.

This Is Just to Add

Okay, every poet has written a response to William Carlos Williams' famous poem "This Is Just to Say," and now I'm one of them. See what you think of my take on the current edition of Turtle Island Quarterly. Yes, I really do have weasels (fishers) in my back yard.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Old-fashion Science Fiction

The amazing Perihelion magazine published a short story I wrote for fun. I based this story on a mathematical property. Check it out at Perihelion Magazine.

Morning Storm

Here's a poem I submitted for a theme of "liminal spaces" now online at Wolf Willow Journal. Here in New England, everyone has had enough winter (still some ice in my yard--still1) but I love the photo of Central Park.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

The Seven Deadly Holidays

Here is a short and feisty humorous essay before the holiday season begins . . . with Hallowrath. The author photo is me in my incredible yet convincing Halloween costume. The whole Issue #10 is themed on the seven deadly, so enjoy some sin served up from Portland, Oregon's own Penduline.